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Early Georgian Portraits Catalogue

Duncan Forbes of Culloden (1685-1747), Lord President of the Court of Session

Scottish patriot; second son of Forbes of Culloden; studied law in Edinburgh and Leyden; supported the Union and Walpole's policy in Scotland; lord advocate, 1725; lord president of the Court of Session from 1737; enforced, with General Wade, the act of disarming the highlanders and raised troops against Charles in 1745.


This extended catalogue entry is from the out-of-print National Portrait Gallery collection catalogue: John Kerslake, Early Georgian Portraits, Her Majesty's Stationery Office, 1977, and is as published then. For the most up-to-date details on individual Collection works, we recommend reading the information provided in the Search the Collection results on this website in parallel with this text.